Melissa Miles


Melissa Miles grew up all around the Southeast as a "red-headed preacher's kid" so it is hard to hurt her feelings! She has a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from The Medical University of South Carolina in the beautiful city of Charleston. She worked as a neonatal and pediatric ICU nurse in Charleston and Atlanta before taking some time off to be a full time mom. While living in Germany, she earned her Masters Degree in Education and taught school for 5 years, both in Germany and back in Georgia.
Currently Melissa is following a life long dream of writing. Her first book, This She'll Defend draws upon many of the wonderful experiences her own family had in their beautiful adopted country of Germany. She hopes to have many more novels on the way, including some for young readers.
She lives in Georgia with her husband of 24 years and is the proud mom of two wonderful young adults.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up all around the south, but mostly in the Atlanta area. My mother has always been an avid reader and took us to meet authors whenever possible. I've had books signed by Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary and even Dr. Seuss when they came to Atlanta.
When did you first start writing?
I've written for as long as I can remember, but the first novel that I wrote was in 2013. My adult daughter had heard me comment on my desire to write a novel so many times that she finally just told me to do it. I'm glad that I took her advice, because it is great fun to create stories.
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Full of Holes
Price: Free! Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Full of holes is a short story examining the life of a mother caring for a chronically ill child. A child who is full of holes--holes that can potentially save his life, but also make caring for him difficult. Not only does Laura Shuman worry for her son, she also faces a disintegrating marriage and foundering friendships. What will it take to restore her hope-to discover the woman she once was?

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